TSR Pamphlet - Constructing Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:04 pm 
 

Anyone know much about this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWA:IT


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Post Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:25 am 
 

This was a digest that came out under the Amazing SF imprint, not TSR proper. From all accounts, it concentrated exclusively on how to become a pro SF/F writer -- maybe a stripped-down version of Scithers & Schweitzer's On Writing Science Fiction from 1981. All three authors are fairly influential in print fandom but relevance to the evolution of gaming is likely to be minimal.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 2:16 am 
 

Thanks martinglass.  I know of Schweitzer's work in the HPL-related small press, but wasn't aware of any TSR work that he had done.  Amazing makes perfect sense!


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 1:01 pm 
 

I'm auctioning four Xignals newletters (produced for the Waldenbooks Otherworlds club) on Ebay, and I noticed that volume 9 (1984) mentions this booklet.



It's in the "Acid Test" column by Peter Heck (a regular column in each issue) and says:



"We get a fair number of letters asking for tips on breaking in as a writer. Let me pass along two items of interest: first of all, Amazing Stories puts out a booklet called "Constructing Scientifiction & Fantasy," with more sound advice than I could pack into a year's worth of Xignals. They'll send you a copy for $2.00 (a ridiculous bargain): the address is Amazing, P.O. Box 110, Lake Geneva, WI 53417-0110."



In case you are wondering, the other item of interest was a writer's contest sponsored by L. Ron Hubbard.

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